Book Review – All About Mia by Lisa Williamson

all about miaOne family, three sisters.

GRACE, the oldest: straight-A student.

AUDREY, the youngest: future Olympic swimming champion.

And MIA, the mess in the middle.

Mia is wild and daring, great with hair and selfies, and the undisputed leader of her friends – not attributes appreciated by her parents or teachers.

When Grace makes a shock announcement, Mia hopes that her now-not-so-perfect sister will get into the trouble she deserves.

But instead, it is Mia whose life spirals out of control – boozing, boys and bad behaviour – and she starts to realise that her attempts to make it All About Mia might put at risk the very things she loves the most.

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gold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svg  3.5/5 Stars.

This is a good example of contemporary YA – well written and evocative. Despite the fact I’m more like Grace, I think at some point we’ve all felt like Mia. Some days I still do. This lost a star because I’m not the biggest fan of contemporary YA and so I honestly can’t rate it against my favourites. It also lost half one for second hand embarrassment – all very well done but there were a couple of cringey moments that were a bit much for me even though they were right for the moment and for the character. Just personal preference, both!

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